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  • Avatar of JKuzma
    jkuzma
    Participant

    @jkuzma

    I have an existing website, in which we created a child theme, updated everything and then ported over to another server. In both instances of the site, a new user registration “breaks” the site. Specifically, random pages give 404 errors. This has been duplicated with a fresh installation, where I did not copy anything from the previous database, and merely ported over plugins and uploads.

    I then started restricting which plugins I activated with each new WP/BuddyPress install and went as far as to use the default BP theme, all with the same result.

    If I go into the WP settings and click “save” for Permalinks, the issue is resolved.

    Anyone have a suggestion as to why the permalinks break on new registrations only?

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  • Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
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    @mercime

    @jkuzma
    - Updated from what WP/BP version to what version?
    - How does new registration “break” the site? White screen or 500 error? What shows up in your error logs?
    - What random pages show up 404? Pages created in Pages > Add New or BuddyPress pages?
    - How did you install WordPress – via webhost one-click install or did you upload WordPress manually? one-click WP install is buggy for BP sites as you need to have full control of your site when you use BuddyPress.

    Avatar of JKuzma
    jkuzma
    Participant

    @jkuzma

    - Updated from what WP/BP version to what version?

    This isn’t a “real” update, it’s a new theme laid over an existing site. I began by porting the existing database over to a test server. I then updated WP/BP and all plugins used from there.

    - How does new registration “break” the site? White screen or 500 error? What shows up in your error logs?

    As stated above, when a new user registers, as soon as the form goes through, most pages of the site break. They are truly random. Sometimes its the activity page, member directory, or even a simple contact us page that’s not tied to BuddyPress.

    On the test server the page serves a blank index.php template (no content in the content area) with a title bar that says “Not Found”. On the production server, it goes straight to the typical GoDaddy 404 with the silhouettes.

    - What random pages show up 404? Pages created in Pages > Add New or BuddyPress pages?

    Both

    - How did you install WordPress – via webhost one-click install or did you upload WordPress

    As stated in this post, the database was ported over. Home and Site URLs were changed and recommended WP script for find/replace to change URLs was used.

    I’m less concerned with the production server, since both serve the same error. What I’d like to know is if porting over the database may have screwed things up. To further explain, I basically took the WP user and BP tables and merged them into a virgin WP database. I continued building the site and it was “good to go” for launch, and then realized this bug.

    Avatar of dandyapps
    dandyapps
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    @dandyapps

    We’ve been having this same issue now, without a resolution. Clean installation of WordPress and BuddyPress with all updates complete. User registrations generally break all static pages (404 Error) and re-saving the permalink settings resolves the issue.

    Any help?

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